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The Finanser’s Week: 28th November – 4th December 2022

This week’s main blog discussions include … The Crypto House of Cards Building on Friday’s blog, everyone is asking whether the house of crypto is falling apart like a house of cards. People are saying that Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and faller at FTX, was running a Ponzi scheme. What is the definition of a…

The Finanser’s Week: 21st November – 27th November 2022

This week’s main blog discussions include: This week’s FU! Before you watch this week’s show on the biggest, most controversial and WTF stories of #fintechuncut, candid commentary on the biggest #Fintech and #FinancialServices stories of the week that was, how about a little quiz for yourself? Who is in desperate need of money as a result…

This week’s FU!

Before you watch this week’s show on the biggest, most controversial and WTF stories of #fintechuncut, candid commentary on the biggest #Fintech and #FinancialServices stories of the week that was, how about a little quiz for yourself? Who is in desperate need of money as a result of the collapse of #FTX? #crypto Stephanie Ferris, FIS’s new…

The Finanser’s Week: 6th November – 20th November 2022

This fortnight’s blogging musings include … Arguments for and against CeFi [Part One] Russell Brand had a big rant against Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) the other day, claiming that digital, programmable money combined with a digital identity is a fantastic way for governments to place you in a digital straitjacket. Are fiat currencies dead?…

The Finanser’s Week: 31st October – 6th November 2022

The main blog discussions this week include … The constantly evolving Ant As those who have picked up my recent books, you will know that I’m an avid observer of Ant Group and Alipay’s activities. After all, the company did become a 30,000 word case study in my book Digital Human. I haven’t written about Alipay…

The Finanser’s Week: 24th October – 30th October 2022

The main blog discussions this week include … Are you real or fake? I watched the recent series Capture on the BBC where real-time images can be distorted and changed. This moves from CCTV images to live television. It’s all about deep fake technology where a person can appear to be ‘live’, when it’s just a fiction….

The Finanser’s Week: 16th October – 23rd October 2022

This week’s main blog discussions included … The FinTech Bloodbath Back in January, I called 2022 the Big Regression for FinTech. Ten months later, sure enough, it is. Daily headlines about losses and layoffs are gathering non-stop, and storm clouds are gathering fast to demand market change through consolidation and merger. FinTech London’s double bloodbath…

The Finanser’s Week: 10th October – 16th October 2022

This week’s main blog discussions included … The top technologies for banks now and next year Two big consulting firms just released interesting reports about technology trends: McKinsey and Bain. McKinsey’s report focuses upon the technologies that matter most, and found 14! As usual, being consultants, they had to put them into a complex chart….

The Finanser’s Week: 3rd October – 9th October 2022

The main blog discussions this week include … Sell when everyone is buying; buy when everyone is selling The world has reached a bit of a weird place. For years, the only way was up. Suddenly, it all seems like it is down. In fact, it seems to have gone off the rails and, in…

The Finanser’s Week: 26th September – 2nd October 2022

The main blog discussions this week include … CeFi, DeFi? No, it’s HyFi with WiFi! Growing up hi-fi was High Fidelity, the best way to hear music. In 2022, HyFi is hybrid finance, the best way to use money. HyFi combines CeFi with DeFi. I don’t believe you can just have one. DeFi works for…

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